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Special Events Coordinator

University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, Maryland
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022
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The Office of Special Events seeks a Special Events Coordinator who will play an integral role in the planning and execution of over 100 events annually. The coordinator will provide support to event managers in several ways including, but not limited to, managing RSVPs and all customer services, crafting and submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP) to vendors, collecting and reviewing contracts, and menu/décor research and selection.

The Special Events Coordinator will support campus-wide events for the President’s Office and University Relations. Event support includes notetaking, scheduling, report preparation, management of event budgets, on-site management, event registration and follow-up, and timeline development and evaluation.

The Coordinator must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills, along with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. This person should be a self-starter and able to work independently within the framework of assigned projects. The ability to maintain confidential information with a high level of sensitivity and discretion is a requirement. This individual will provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office, by supporting managers through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. The ability to effectively communicate via phone and email is a must.


Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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